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How to Convert Final Draft Files to Word

Updated April 17, 2017

The Final Draft scriptwriting program allows users to save any Final Draft file (FDX format) as a Rich Text Format (RTF) document for increased file support over various platforms and word-processing applications. Since RTF files are fully compatible with Microsoft Word, you may find it useful to convert a Final Draft file to Rich Text Format to open the file in Word.

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  1. Open Final Draft. Load the file you want to convert.

  2. Open the "File" menu. Select "Save As" from the menu that appears. The Save As dialogue opens.

  3. Click the drop-down arrow of the "Save As Type" field at the bottom of the dialogue. Select "Rich Text Format (*.rtf)" from the drop-down list.

  4. Click the "Save" button.

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About the Author

KR Knowlin has worked extensively in the theatre in numerous capacities. Past credits include: "Stop Kiss" (Director, Center Stage Productions), "Phaedra's Love"(Director, Chapel Theatre), "Quills" (Sound Engineer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Mind's I" (Sound Designer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Paternal Eternal" (Playwright, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '08) to name a few.

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